The "Wrecking Ball" singer admitted toTime magazine that when growing up in Nashville, she was always the one who "wanted to experiment," but felt that guys had an "overly macho energy" when in a relationship with her.
"That made me feel like I had to be a femme-bot, which I'm not," Cyrus said. "And then when I was with a girl, I felt like, ‘Oh s--t, she's going to need someone to protect her, so I'm going to need to have this macho energy.' And that didn't feel right either."
As for what she's looking for in a partner, Cyrus revealed it was about more than sex. "F--king is easy," she said. "You can find someone to f--k in five seconds. We want to find someone we can talk to. And be ourselves with. That's fairly slim pickings."
In addition to addressing her sexualiy, Cyrus also revealed why she's been so hell-bent on losing her Disney star persona. "I'm using it as a power stance," she said of the nudity and strategically placed pasties. "It's funny to see people try to look me in the eye."
Cyrus adds that she's devoted to efforts, like her #InstaPride campaign, that make those in the LGBT community more comfortable with who they are. "Maybe if you're finally getting to be yourself, it's more of a celebration," she said. "Like, you are living your f--king life."